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Le Cuir. Compositions Decoratives Pattern book

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Free vintage pattern book:

Le Cuir. Compositions Decoratives – author Jehan Raymond (published in 1908) pattern book has some wonderful and unique Art Nouveau designs for leather work - pocket cases and wallets, cigarette boxes, bindings, calendars, music portfolios etc. The descriptions are written in French.

This is a PDF (240MB) on Google drive:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Lc95mJPz-dwGupVhW2XmYGis4D5fcvpz

A few of us are fortunate enough to own a hard copy of this treasure, I searched for 2 years to find my mine (and paid dearly for it). Now, because of its age; it was added to Public Domain in 2016. *This book is very rare, some copies are preserved and archived in some museums - MET.

I hope you find these awesome patterns and illustrations useful.

Big thanks to Letter T for condensing the PDF, Nuttish, Chirsash, and Buttermutt07 for testing the link on multiple platforms.

P.S. Source files are in the Library of Congress - National Archives site.

Enjoy,

Deb

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It is also available here , has been since May 2016
https://archive.org/details/LeCuirCompositionsDecoratives
In various formats..including pdf..
Two versions ..Hi-Res and Low-res are in the same zip file pdf..size of the zip file is 408 MB
the Hi-Res is readable..but a bit blurry on some pages..appears to be the same scan as DebHop's..

ps..If you like that Art Nouveau style..you should look up "Alfons ( Alphonse) Mucha"..major exhibition of his work ATM in Paris..
and also Aubrey Beardsley..( much of Beardsley's work is NSFW )..

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Thank you!

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That's awesome, thanks! Now I "just" need to find the skills to reproduce some of these on leather! Any of you willing to show your work?

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6 hours ago, mikesc said:

It is also available here , has been since May 2016
https://archive.org/details/LeCuirCompositionsDecoratives
In various formats..including pdf..
Two versions ..Hi-Res and Low-res are in the same zip file pdf..size of the zip file is 408 MB
the Hi-Res is readable..but a bit blurry on some pages..appears to be the same scan as DebHop's..

ps..If you like that Art Nouveau style..you should look up "Alfons ( Alphonse) Mucha"..major exhibition of his work ATM in Paris..
and also Aubrey Beardsley..( much of Beardsley's work is NSFW )..

Thank you, Mike!

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Thanks very much.. What a relief not to see Sheridan....:notworthy:

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On 10/9/2018 at 4:57 AM, mikesc said:

ps..If you like that Art Nouveau style..you should look up "Alfons ( Alphonse) Mucha"..major exhibition of his work ATM in Paris..

This brings back memories, I have visited the Mucha museum in Prague long time ago... at least it feels a long time ago. 

Wonderful place, as the city itself.

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Thank you so much! I have been trying to find this book. Can't wait to go through it.

Thanks again!

Sandy

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On 10/16/2018 at 8:33 PM, Sandy Robbins said:

Thank you so much! I have been trying to find this book. Can't wait to go through it.

Thanks again!

Sandy

The book is scarce as hens teeth. :lol: 

Like I said, i searched for 2 years and finally found it on Amazon used books.

I do hope you find something to use - and by all means share what you make.

Thanks,

Deb

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Thanks for sharing Tom. jimi.

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thank you !

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